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Hint vs. Suggest

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Hintnoun

A clue.

‘I needed a hint to complete the crossword.’;

Suggestverb

(transitive) To imply but stop short of saying explicitly.

‘Are you suggesting that I killed my wife?’;

Hintnoun

A tacit suggestion that avoids a direct statement.

‘He gave me a hint that my breath smelt.’;

Suggestverb

To make one suppose; cause one to suppose (something).

‘The name "hamburger" suggests that hamburgers originated from Hamburg.’;

Hintnoun

A small, barely detectable amount of.

‘There was a hint of irony in his voice.’; ‘I could taste a hint of lemon in the wine.’;

Suggestverb

(transitive) To mention something as an idea, typically in order to recommend it

‘I’d like to suggest that we go out to lunch.’; ‘I’d like to suggest going out to lunch.’; ‘The guidebook suggests that we visit the local cathedral, which is apparently beautiful.’;

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Hintnoun

(computing) Information in a computer-based font that suggests how the outlines of the font's glyphs should be distorted in order to produce, at specific sizes, a visually appealing pixel-based rendering. Also known as hinting.

‘This font does not scale well; at small point sizes it has no hinting at all, and the hints that it has for the 10- and 12-point letter 'g' still need work.’;

Suggestverb

To seduce; to prompt to evil; to tempt.

Hintnoun

(obsolete) An opportunity; occasion; fit time.

Suggestverb

To introduce indirectly to the thoughts; to cause to be thought of, usually by the agency of other objects.

‘Some ideas . . . are suggested to the mind by all the ways of sensation and reflection.’;

Hintverb

(intransitive) To suggest tacitly without a direct statement; to provide a clue.

‘She hinted at the possibility of a recount of the votes.’;

Suggestverb

To propose with difference or modesty; to hint; to intimate; as, to suggest a difficulty.

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Hintverb

(transitive) To bring to mind by a slight mention or remote allusion; to suggest in an indirect manner.

‘to hint a suspicion’;

Suggestverb

To seduce; to prompt to evil; to tempt.

‘Knowing that tender youth is soon suggested.’;

Hintverb

(transitive) To develop and add hints to a font.

‘The typographer worked all day on hinting her new font so it would look good on computer screens.’;

Suggestverb

To inform secretly.

Hintverb

To bring to mind by a slight mention or remote allusion; to suggest in an indirect manner; as, to hint a suspicion.

‘Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike.’;

Suggestverb

To make suggestions; to tempt.

‘And ever weaker grows through acted crime,Or seeming-genial, venial fault,Recurring and suggesting still.’;

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Hintverb

To make an indirect reference, suggestion, or allusion; to allude vaguely to something.

‘We whisper, and hint, and chuckle.’;

Suggestverb

make a proposal, declare a plan for something

Hintnoun

A remote allusion; slight mention; intimation; insinuation; a suggestion or reminder, without a full declaration or explanation; also, an occasion or motive.

‘Our hint of woeIs common.’; ‘The hint malevolent, the look oblique.’;

Suggestverb

imply as a possibility;

‘The evidence suggests a need for more clarification’;

Hintnoun

an indirect suggestion;

‘not a breath of scandal ever touched her’;

Suggestverb

drop a hint; intimate by a hint

Hintnoun

a slight indication

Suggestverb

suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine;

‘Tetracycline is indicated in such cases’;

Hintnoun

a slight but appreciable addition;

‘this dish could use a touch of garlic’;

Suggestverb

call to mind or evoke

Hintnoun

a just detectable amount;

‘he speaks French with a trace of an accent’;

Suggestverb

put forward for consideration

‘I suggest that we wait a day or two’; ‘‘Maybe you ought to get an expert,’ she suggested’; ‘Ruth suggested a holiday’;

Hintnoun

an indication of potential opportunity;

‘he got a tip on the stock market’; ‘a good lead for a job’;

Suggestverb

cause one to think that (something) exists or is the case

‘finds of lead coffins suggested a cemetery north of the river’; ‘the temperature wasn't as tropical as the bright sunlight may have suggested’;

Hintverb

drop a hint; intimate by a hint

Suggestverb

state or express indirectly

‘are you suggesting that I should ignore her?’; ‘the seduction scenes suggest his guilt and her loneliness’;

Hintnoun

a slight or indirect indication or suggestion

‘he has given no hint of his views’;

Suggestverb

evoke

‘the theatrical interpretation of weather and water almost suggests El Greco’;

Hintnoun

a very small trace of something

‘Randall smiled with a hint of mockery’;

Suggestverb

(of an idea) come into one's mind

‘a simpler explanation suggested itself to me’;

Hintnoun

a small piece of practical information or advice

‘handy hints on saving energy in your home’;

Hintverb

suggest or indicate something indirectly or covertly

‘he hinted that the sale might be delayed’; ‘the Minister hinted at a possible change of heart’;

Hintverb

be a slight or possible indication of

‘the restrained fronts of the terraced houses only hinted at the wealth within’;

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